Teaching Shapes With a Pilgrim's Hat Buckle!
Yesterday I posted a booklet with a turkey theme that reviewed shapes. (Scroll down for that article.) I had requests for more Thanksgiving-themed ideas, as many mentioned they are difficult to find.
Keeping with the shape idea, here's a booklet that has a pilgrim theme.
When I was looking at the pilgrim hat, I thought the buckle was a perfect vehicle to change into the various shapes, thus My Pilgrim's Hat Shape Booklet was born.
I begin the booklet with a rhyming introduction, so you can cover that standard as well.
Students trace the buckles and shape words, as well as the letters that the shapes begin with.
There's also enough room if you want your students to write the letter, shape word, and then try their hand at drawing the shape.
When students have completed their booklet, ask them which buckles they liked the best. You can also show them some pictures of real pilgrims wearing hats from that period and ask them what the shape of the real buckles were.
This booklet makes a nice independent activity for your reading block time, or "word work" if you do Daily 5.
I've placed two pages on one master page, for easy printing and to conserve paper.
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Click on the link to view/download My Pilgrim's Hat Shape Booklet.
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